IP Enforcement and How to Corner the Market

29 June 2007 Publication

Nutraingredients-USA.com

Although the Supreme Court has recently increased its review of patent laws, the rulings have only eliminated deviations and reinforced precedent. However, the implications for nutraceutical companies is that their patent applications would have to represent a true invention and be very precise, rather than being a collection of scientific facts or trivial improvements. In his byline on www.nutraingredients-usa.com, Foley’s John Garvey discusses three recent cases reviewed by the Supreme Court and the impact of these decisions on dietary supplement and functional foods companies looking to patent their technologies.

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